Messermeister.com is having a Winter Sale on their Oliva Elite and Kawashima knives. This sale stacks with the coupon NEXT15 for an additional 15% off.
The olive wood handles on the Oliva Elite line are typically a pretty big premium over Messermeister's Meridian Elite series - the steel is the same between both lines, so it's just the feel and aesthetics of the wood you're paying extra for normally. I wanted more of the Oliva series but it was hard to justify the price jump for the handle upgrade. With the current sale and stacking promo code, the Oliva Elite actually comes out cheaper than the standard Meridian Elite now.
The steel on these knives is around 57 - 58 HRC, comparable with other German steel chef knives like Wusthof and Victorinox Forschner.